Texas Shellers

Texas Shellers

It was a great day of exploring with Texas shellers, Selena and Don. We left the dock shortly after 7am and returned at 5. A lot of area was covered. We started at secret spot 05 where we collected on the beach and then went for a little tour of the back country on the island. Next it was off to a quiet area in the mangroves where we dropped anchor and had lunch on the boat. The only sounds to be heard were an Osprey and mullet jumping. After a quiet lunch we went to a long stretch of beach filled with sea urchins and shells. It was a great day with Selena and Don.
  I look forward to our next adventure.
      Capt. Brian
Brian Holaway

I have been a Shelling Guide to Cayo Costa State Park since 1995. Many people know me as the Shelling Guide and Captain with Captiva Cruises over the past 20 years. In 2016 I began solely offering private small boat charters to the islands of Pine Island Sound including Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Pine Island and North Captiva. I am a certified Florida Master Naturalist, licensed USCG Captain, avocational photographer, seashell enthusiast and passionate about the history, people and culture of Southwest Florida, especially Cayo Costa. I volunteer as a member of Friends of Cayo Costa State Park and have great respect for the heritage of Cayo Costa. My goal is to provide guests with an overall experience and appreciation for the waters, islands, shells, plants, marine life, wildlife, history and people of this unique area of Southwest Florida.

  • Morgan
    Posted at 01:19h, 22 August

    sounds like an absolutely perfect day.

  • Kathy H
    Posted at 01:19h, 22 August

    The water looked beautiful. And looks like they found an amazingly large collection of sea urchins! Plus a brittle star and an angel wing. Cool photo of the Kings crown, too. What a great day for them!